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Colaiste Chriost Ri has installed a state-of-the-art Design Communications Graphics Room. It is acknowledged by many as one of the best in the country.

 

Design And Communication Graphics

Colaiste Chriost Ri has installed a state-of-the-art Design Communications Graphics Room. It is acknowledged by many as one of the best in the country. The subject is taught to Senior Cycle students. It consists of one double and three single classes every week.

Design and Communication Graphics (DCG) has taken the place of Technical Drawing for the Leaving Certificate and provides students with the opportunity for visualizing and comprehending information presented verbally or graphically.

Problem solving and creative thinking skills are developed through the analysis and solution of both 2- and 3-dimensional graphics. Graphics and design are communicated using freehand sketching skills, traditional draughting equipment and Solidworks.

If you are interested in taking this subject to Leaving Certificate level you will have taken Tech Graphics to Junior Certificate level. There is a great emphasis in the Leaving Certificate course on comprehension, analysis and problem solving. In simple terms you must be able to understand what has to be done, analyse how you are going to approach it and then proceed to solve the problem. Although it is not an essential subject for either architecture or engineering it is regarded as a useful asset if you are thinking of a technical course. This course now has a project aspect.

Career Possibilities

DCG is a core element of many 3rd level options including Engineering, Construction and Architecture and knowledge of this subject will greatly enhance a student's ability in any 3rd level engineering based programme. All apprenticeships include the study of detailed technical drawings.

Subject Content

Consists of a core section comprised of
(a) plane and solid geometry and
(b) communication computer graphics. There is also an options section of applied graphics; two options are to be taken.

Exam Structure

One Terminal Exam Paper  60% 
Student Assignment  40%
Terminal Exam: 3 hours duration.     

Student Assignment

May take the form of: 
1. Elements of design
2. Communication graphics
3. Use of ICT’S in design
Different theme for higher and ordinary level
A design investigation and modification or A concept design (160 marks)

 

Book

The Book currently being used is:
Title: Graphics In Design & Communication Book 1 & 2
Author: David Anderson

 


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